Khumbu Monastery Trek 10 Days
Duration: 10 days
Trip level: easy (info?)
Maximum altitude: 3867 m
Season: all year
The Khumbu Monastery Trek is a special trek to the beating heart of the Everest region, the local Buddhist monasteries. During this trek you will be able to see the famous mountains of the Everest region, and meanwhile pass by local villages with their monastery. Due to the fact that monasteries are not regularly open, we cannot promise you that you will be able to visit all monasteries. However, even from the outside, you can feel the spirituality of the local Buddhist Sherpa culture.
The monastery trek starts from Lukla airport; the gateway to the Everest area. From Lukla you walk to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar at 3440 meters. At Namche you will take a rest day for proper acclimatization. Here you can take an optional walk up to Everest View Hotel for another beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. A day hike will bring you to the hidden village of Thame with their monastery proudly standing upon a mountain ridge. Through forests of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree you hike to Khumjung. The monastery of Khumjung has been fully restored after the 2015 earthquake, and is now in full service again. Phortse is a village which offers great view into the Khumbu valley. Soon you leave Phortse you will see the famous Tengboche monastery. The mountain views from Thyangboche are spectacular with Everest standing proud next to Lhotse and Nuptse. Now you slowly descend towards Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Flight Kathmandu to Lukla and, trek to Phakding (2640 m – flight 1 hr. – 3 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m – 5hrs.)
Day 03 Resting day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Optional day hike to the Everest View hotel
Day 04 Trek to Thame (4200m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Khumjung (3780m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Phortse (3810m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Thyangboche Monastery ( 3867 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Monjo (2860 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Lukla (2830 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 10 Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (1 hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, the cost of the local transfers.
Please inquire about the price.
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return flight Kathmandu to Lukla, and transfer to and from domestic airport
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return flight Kathmandu to Lukla
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for guide ( and porter)